Sunday, October 27, 2013

Black & Blue Trick ot Treat Halloween Hop ~ review and giveaway

Otherworld Assassins, #2

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter's pulse-pounding paranormal series continues with an electrifying story about the ultimate warrior and his prize: a beautiful woman he will do anything to possess.

Corbin Blue is a man of many talents. One of the most powerful otherworlders ever born, he is wealthy, a professional football star, and a legend in the bedroom. But only a select few know he is also a black ops agent...and there is no better killer. When he and his crew are attacked and separated, he’s forced to turn to his boss’s daughter for help―a woman with even more secrets than Blue.

Evangeline Black has always been wary, guarded. No man has ever breeched her walls. Until Blue. He has never been denied something he wants, and now, he’s decided he wants her. As he sweeps her into his double life of seduction, intrigue, and danger, he helps her see beyond the darkness of her past. But as an enemy closes in, Blue will have to let Evie go to keep her safe—even though he'd rather die than live without her…

Purchase Links:

 Amazon  * Kindle

 Barnes * Nook

 BAM  * Indie Bound 

S&S * iBookstore

About the Author:

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the White Rabbit Chronicles, Otherworld Assassins, Angels of the Dark, Lords of the Underworld, and several of other series.  She has written over thirty novels and novellas.  Her books have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, and have been translated in multiple languages.  

Connect with Gena:

Thank you for joining in Gena Showalter's BLACK AND BLUE Trick or Treat Halloween Hop! The instructions and rules are easy! 

1)  Every day there will be 3 - 6 participating blogs.  In order to enter the giveaway you must "Trick or Treat" at the participating blogs, see which candy the blog has posted and then enter the name of that candy into the Rafflecopter widget. The list of participating blogs is at the bottom of the page. :D 

2)  There is ONE MANDATORY blog PER DAY.  In order to enter the giveaway, you must visit the mandatory blog of the day.  You will receive 10 points for each mandatory blog entry. 

3)  Once you visit the mandatory blog of the day, you then have the choice of gaining extra points by visiting the "Optional" blogs for that day.  You will get an extra 5 points for each optional blog you visit.  Once you visit each blog, write down the candy you found at each blog and be sure to enter it Rafflecopter widget to get your points.


At the end of the tour Gena will pick THREE (3) winners to receive: 

GRAND PRIZE:  $100.00 gift card to Amazon 

RUNNERS-UP:  TWO (2) winners will each get an autographed copy of BLACK AND BLUE and some SWAG from Gena.

What is your favorite Halloween candy or treat?

My Thoughts:

I forgot how absolutely awesome Gena Showalter's books were. I've read and own so many of her books that I kind of lost track that there was a new series of hers that I hadn't read yet. Grrrr! I hate when I lose track of authors that I like but I read so much that I am easily distracted when I am waiting for new material. Case in point!

Now, I need to tell you that this is the second book in the Otherworld Assassin series. It can be read as a stand alone. I haven't read the first book yet. :-(  I'll be getting it ASAP though! 

I think the cover is beautiful. :-) It fits the title well!

Black and Blue focuses on Evie (Black) and Corbin (Blue) who both work for her father Michael as secret agents.

These two have an instant dislike for each other tainted with a very strong attraction. They try to avoid each other, and that works until something happens which threatens Evie's dad and most of the team. These two have to trust each other if they hope to get to the bottom of things.

As they work together, they realize that there really is a thin line between love and hate. ;-)

In this book, you'll find great characters, a heaping helping of sass and tude, romance, humor, hot steamy scenes (hubba, hubba), action, and suspense.

It is well paced, wonderfully written and just waiting for you to read it. How long will you keep it waiting???

Obviously I highly recommend this and all of Gena's books. One of my other favorites is not paranormal but it has these awesome little quotes and it was the first book of hers that I read. I'm talking about Catch A Mate.

 I received a paperback copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Black and Blue had it all and will keep you turning the pages. This was fantastic!

BLACK AND BLUE Halloween Hop Tour Schedule- 10/18 - 10/31



Books and Their Seven Deadly Sins (mandatory contest entry) 

Curse of the Bibliophile (optional extra points) 

Nette’s Bookshelf Reviews (optional extra points)

Window Seat on A Rainy Day  (mandatory contest entry) 

Manga Maniac Café   (optional extra points) 

Paranormal Book Club  (optional extra points)

Eclipse Reviews (mandatory contest entry) 

My Book Addiction  (optional extra points) 

Book Nerd  (optional extra points)

Booked & Loaded (mandatory contest entry) 

Toot's Book Reviews   (optional extra points) 

Darkest Addictions Reviews (optional extra points)

Book Monster Reviews (mandatory contest entry) 

Victoria's Gossip  (optional extra points)

Who's Reviews (optional extra points) 

Taking It One Book at a Time (optional extra points)

Vampires, Werewolves, & Fairies, Oh My (mandatory contest entry) 

The Reading Café (optional extra points) 

Darker Passions (optional extra points) 

Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance  (optional extra points) 

Paranormal Romance Fans for Life (optional extra points)

Mad Hatter Reads  (mandatory contest entry) 

Fundinmental   (optional extra points) 

Urban Girl Reader (optional extra points) 

Little Read Riding Hood (optional extra points)

A_TiffyFit's Reading Corner (mandatory contest entry) 

Tome Tender (optional extra points) 

My Secret Romance (optional extra points) 

Queen of All She Reads (optional extra points)

Reading Between the Wines   (mandatory contest entry) 

Mythical Books  (optional extra points) 

Coffee Talk Writers   (optional extra points) 

Rumpled Sheets Blog (optional extra points)

Books, Books and More Books   (mandatory contest entry) 

Close Encounters with the Night Kind   (optional extra points) 

Diane’s Book Blog (optional extra points) 

Crazy Four Books (optional extra points)

KT Book Reviews (mandatory contest entry) 

New Adult Addiction  (optional extra points) 

LilyElement  (optional extra points) 

Coffee and Characters  (optional extra points)

Romance with Flavor (mandatory contest entry) 

FUONLYKNEW (optional extra points) 

Miscellaneous Thoughts of a Bookaholic (optional extra points) 

Same Book, Different Review  (optional extra points)

Under the Covers (mandatory contest entry) 

Literal Addiction (optional extra points) 

I Smell Sheep   (optional extra points) 

Romance Junkies  (optional extra points)

Wicked Readings by Tawania  (optional extra points) 

Where the Night Kind Roam  (optional extra points)

Books-n-Kisses  (mandatory contest entry) 

Babbling about Books and More  (optional extra points) 

Inner goddess  (optional extra points)


Snarky Mom Reads... (optional extra points) 

Book Bliss (optional extra points) 

10/20 Underworld Love Addiction (Spotlight / Review)


10/22 Book Lovin’ Mamas (Spotlight/Review) 

10/23 Night Owl Reviews  (Spotlight) 

10/25 Eclectic Passions (Spotlight/Review) 

10/25 Musings From an Addicted Reader (Spotlight/Review)

10/25 Sassy Book Lovers (Spotlight) 

10/27 In Shadows (Spotlight) 

10/29 Paranormal Haven  (Spotlight/Review) 

10/30 Ramblings From This Chick (Spotlight/Review)

 10/31 Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads  (Spotlight)


Thank you for commenting! Don't forget to enter the Comment Incentive Giveaway. The link can be found at the top of the page! 

Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with any of the mentioned authors, pages, book sellers, etc... The provided Links are simply given to ease your curiosity should you want more information. I'm not compensated in any way for giving you this information or for any adds, banners etc.... I share what I want when the mood suits me. :-) Any books that I review were purchased by me unless otherwise noted. Giveaway prizes for tours that I take part in are provided by the author or publisher unless otherwise stated.


  1. You will be angry with me but....i think i haven't read any of her book yet^^;;;; i don't even think i own one of hers ( i could be mistaken) but this series does sound tempting and knowing it's one of your favourite author make me want to try her ( the fact this book can be read as a stand alone help a lot too^^)

    worse i think she even has some of her work translated but i'm not sure ^^;; completely missed her. I hope the time i spend on this giveaway will help me to discover more ( man so many different candy we really have nothing to compare with here^^)

    1. I really love her Lords of the Underworld series. So I would say try those. :)

    2. oki on my wishlist then^^ ( can they be read ourt of order too?)

    3. Miki,

      Check out her Goodreads Author page. She has so many different series worth reading. There are even some books that aren't on the page like Catch A Mate.I just know you'll like her too!

    4. PLaying with Fire was good too.

    5. not easy to find necessarily but good to know thanks!

    6. you can but I think it might get sort of confusing so I would say read them in order.

  2. OMG I love her books too! I may have an extra copy of the 1st book too. My aunt just gave me a whole bunch of her books. I'll email you. I havent read this series by her yet but I plan on it. I own pretty much everything from her.

    1. i guess you just made her over happy ^^ i wonder if she is jumping all around or just can't keep a smile out of face^^

      nowi think i will trust both of you ( as always) and add those on my wishlist and her other series too

    2. :-) Yes I am overjoyed! That would be totally awesome!

    3. I do have an extra. I'll add it to your pile. :)

    4. ^^ i love knowing you are happy ^^ so overjoyed is so much better^^ ( thanks amber to make this a realityà

    5. I'd rather give them to you guys then just donate them. :)

    6. we really , really appreciate!!!

    7. :) I'll be sending you your goodies soon. I know no rush but I got the money for now so you can be happy too!

    8. thank you already just for thinking about me, it means a lot already